Germany is turning away from nuclear power once and for all in 2022. Because the risk is too high, the technology unmanageable. Yet the nuclear nightmare goes on: with umpteen thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste whose storage isn’t the least bit clear. With the hazardous dismantling of power plants which will take decades and gobble up many billions of euros. And with neighbours who firmly hold on to mankind’s dream of atomic energy. The feature-length documentary film NUCLEAR FOREVER by Carsten Rau takes an equally profound and alarming look at the nuclear nightmare. That has no end.

Category Documentary
Original title Atomkraft Forever
Director Carsten Rau
Production PIER 53 Filmproduktion
Country Germany
Format HD, DCP
Runtime 52/94 min
Year 2020
Broadcaster SWR, NDR
Language German, French
Subtitles English, German
Genre Economy, History & Archive Footage, Nature & Environment, Politics, Science


  • German Competition, DOK Leipzig, Germany (2020)
  • "Winner: Green Horizons Award", Braunschweig IFF, Germany (2020)
  • Kasseler Dokumentarfilmfest, Germany (2020)
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany (2020)
  • Luxembourg City Film Festival (2021)
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, USA (2021)
  • CPH:DOX, CPH:Science programme, Denmark (2021)
  • Academia Film Olomouc, International Festival of Science Documentary Films, CZ (2021)
  • "Best Cinematography & Audience Award Best Documentary", Beverly Hills Film Festival, USA (2021)
  • Riviera International Film Festival, Competition, Italy (2021)
  • Ecofalante, Brazil (2021)
  • FReDD, France (2021)
  • Bozcaada Int. Festival of Ecological Documentary (BIFED), International Competition, Turkey (2021)
  • Pariscience International Film Festival, The Science Television Competition, France (2021)
  • Festival of German Films Bejing, China  (2021)
  • UK Green Film Festival, UK  (2021)
  • Festival of German Films Moscow, Russia  (2021)
  • Grimme-Award in the Information & Culture Competition for Carsten Rau (director, script) und Andrzej Król (DoP), Germany (2023)

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  • Theatrical release Germany via Camino Filmverleih on September 16, 2021
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